I've only visited Portsmouth briefly, but I think Johnson might have been being excessively generous:
Mr Johnson, Conservative spokesman on higher education, made his attack on the Hampshire city in a magazine motoring column reviewing the six-litre, £340,000 Maybach limousine.The medical consequences of Labour voting and the new humanities are only just being understood, but they are chilling indeed. The terrifying brain softening disease Bungiform Spungeitis is just the tip of the iceberg.
After a chauffeur-driven visit to the University of Portsmouth in his role as Conservative Party spokesman on higher education, Mr Johnson wrote in GQ magazine: “The streets are full of rain. Poor bedraggled students splash across the campus in search of their lectures on feminism and media studies.
“Here we are in one of the most depressed downs in southern England, a place that is arguably too full of drugs, obesity, underachievement and Labour MPs.”
There is a cure, of course. National Mind Your Own Business Day will give us a welcome opportunity to tell social scientists and socialist politicians to bugger off, and thereby send the hideous disease B.S. into remission. Roll on June 1st.